Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Synthesis of Metal Oxide Nanostructures and Their Applications as Lithium Ion Battery Anodes
Authors: CHEN YU
Keywords: battery, anode, metal oxide, nanomaterial, porous, graphene
Issue Date: 18-Sep-2013
Citation: CHEN YU (2013-09-18). Synthesis of Metal Oxide Nanostructures and Their Applications as Lithium Ion Battery Anodes. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Due to the ever increasing demand in compact, light-weighted, and powerful portable electronic device, the research of second generation of lithium ion batteries has drawn more and more attention recently. Graphite, as the traditional anode material, can no longer meet the requirements of emerging technologies in terms of capacity, rate capability, and cyclic stability. In this thesis, two metal oxides, namely SnO2 and Fe3O4, were studied as the active components of anode materials for lithium ion batteries. Much higher theoretical capacities can be reached by these two metal oxides compared to that of graphite. However, their intrinsic properties, including low conductivities and large volume changes upon reaction towards lithium, result in poor rate capabilities and cyclic performances. To solve these problems, three major strategies were applied: fabrication of nano-structured metal oxide materials, utilization of specially designed metal oxide morphologies, and incorporation of carbonaceous materials.
Appears in Collections:Ph.D Theses (Open)

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormatAccess SettingsVersion 
ChenY.pdf12.7 MBAdobe PDF



Page view(s)

checked on Dec 29, 2018


checked on Dec 29, 2018

Google ScholarTM


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.